Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 Review – Trip to village hidden in the feels!!

Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 – The last episode concluded the final fight of Naruto vs Sasuke, which was spectacularly animated! Now in the latest release i.e Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 titled as the “Unison Sign,” is based on Sasuke realizing his mistakes and the overall path and action he took!

The episode is a complete package of emotions, it is possible that you might go on the trip to village hidden in the feels! So without wasting anytime lets get to it!

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Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 Review

I thought this episode will be boring as hell because, since the fight concluded and both of them were heavily injured and exhausted. This episode will contain nothing but talk, at first i thought that i would just skip the episode, but then i decided to have a little sneak peak, and to be honest, i found the episode interesting and emotional. There are many reasons for this so lets just break it down into two parts and then discuss them one by one.

PS – I will explain the entire episode so it will be easier to understand.

01.The way they portrayed the aftermath of the battle

If you have read Naruto Manga, in that Sasuke and Naruto get unconscious after battle and as they wake up they see that their hands are destroyed in the last exchange of rasengan and chidori. Naruto tells Sasuke that if we move we may bleed to death and after that they exchange words.

The Anime was pretty different! first they lie unconscious and in that unconscious they both think they died and are in the afterword. They see the moments from their life passing by, Sasuke still try to reason with Naruto, but as usual Naruto says that you don’t understand anything.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 - Naruto and Sasuke
Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 – Naruto and Sasuke

Naruto apologies to Tsunade as he died before becoming an Hokage, but then remembers that Infinite Tsukiyomi is still intact. Surprised by his words and behavior, Sasuke asks – “You still think of the world even after you died?” and Naruto replies, “Yes we can’t leave it like that!” Sasuke assures him reminding him that Sakura and Kakashi are still alive so they can figure something out!

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He notices that Naruto’s right hand is hurting and as soon as he goes to ask Naruto – “What’s happening?,” Naruto disappears. This shows that he still cares for him. Which also gives us an handful of evidence that Sasuke was forcefully trying to cut his ties with Naruto. With word Hokage Sasuke remembers the moment what he said to Itachi, “Soon they will carve your face on the Mountain!” and he then remembers his clan assassination and how he tried to take revenge on Itachi for that. Then later figured out his true intentions, Sasuke says, “I’ll see you soon brother,” but after that he comes out from unconsciousness.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 - Naruto and Sasuke after death
Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 – Naruto and Sasuke after death

In shock he tries to move but soon he realizes that both Naruto and Sasuke’s hands are gone and then Naruto tells him, “If you move too much we will bleed to death.” This was the particular difference in Manga and Anime. The animators added some extra moments in the brief period when Sasuke and Naruto were unconscious, because of which i eventually got hooked to the episode.

02. Sasuke’s realization

Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 - Naruto and Sasuke after battle
Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 – Naruto and Sasuke after battle

The following conversation takes place between Naruto and Sasuke :-

  • Sasuke – Why do you always get in my way? I gained powered and went into darkness, everyone eventually cutoff their ties with me. But you never did that, Why?
  • Naruto – You already know right, its because i am your friend.
  • Sasuke – You said that earlier, but what does that mean to you?
  • Naruto – I cannot explain or put it in words, but when i see you suffer and bearing all burdens, it hurts me!

Sasuke then realizes that situation was opposite, he knew Naruto was alone and he desperately tried to form bond with others through all the pranks he played. At first he thought he is fool but watching him and how he desperately tried to form a connection with others reminded him of his family and he felt relieved. At the same time he thought that as a weakness.

He trained hard to go away from that but later he ended in the same team as Naruto, he considered Team 7 as a family, then he realized that he and Naruto were getting stronger, also, he felt his pain too and that’s why he considered him as a comrade.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 - Sasuke
Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 – Sasuke

Naruto said that he was envious of Sasuke and his skills so he made him his rival. But, it was the opposite, Sasuke was envious of Naruto. Because he had the strength to face any problem and tackle the obstacles in front of him head on. The kind of strength Sasuke was lacking.

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For Sasuke he was much like his older brother Itachi, Strong and always walking in front of him. Its because of this reason he could not let Naruto get any ahead of him. In that moment they both went to sleep because of exhaustion, Sasuke then encountered and saw Naruto’s memories. He saw his brother Itachi entrusted him to Naruto and also saw all the things and sufferings that Naruto went through.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 - Sasuke seeing memories
Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 – Sasuke seeing memories

He realized all the things that Naruto went through is far great compared to his sufferings. Despite all that he remained firm on his beliefs and decisions. He then saw Itachi said to Naruto – “No matter how strong you become, don’t try to shoulder burden alone. Your dream is same as your father right? then remember. Its not that everyone will acknowledge you when you will become hokage. Its opposite when everyone will acknowledge you, you will become hokage, So don’t shoulder everything alone and don’t forget your comrades!!”

He then realized that Naruto formed bonds and connections and gained the trust of others and eventually people helped him because which he was able to stand firm. On the other hand Sasuke tried to cut ties and tried to be alone and that’s why he was not able to stand firm and face the obstacles.

Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 - Realization
Naruto Shippuden Episode 478 – Realization

Eventually the episodes ends up teaching you that – “Alone you cannot do anything but with the support of friends and people you can achieve anything.” He then finally says, “I lost.” Sasuke decides that he will kill himself but Naruto says, “Don’t do that, if you really want to do it then help me. I want every shinobi to work together that includes you too!” Sasuke asks him – “How can you be so sure?” Naruto replies – “Don’t make me repeat myself, Now that i think you were an idiot too!”

Sasuke cries in the end and then the episode ends in silence.

Final opinion

The animators showed Sasuke seeing Naruto’s memory was not just to extend the episode or to add emotions to it. Back then (Don’t remember the episode) when everyone from Konoha 11 asked Naruto, “why you are facing him (Sasuke) alone?” at that time he was not able to answer them but deep inside he was thinking that, “If sasuke will see what’s inside my heart and will realize my pain and my sufferings, the things that i achieved and all the things i went through. Then maybe, maybe he will realize his mistakes and will come back to the village.”

Sasuke seeing memories of Naruto was based on that scene. The animation and the quality of the this week’s episode was even better than the week’s episode. The background music was suitable to the scenes! the episode had grim and sad feelings oozing out from its animation and it escalated the quality of dialogues and emotional scenes.

Wrapping up

Beautifully animated episodes, full packed with feels and emotions. To be honest i liked it! So what do you think about the episode? like it or hate it? state your views!

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Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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